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South Dakota Has First Confirmed Case Of The Flu This Season

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota has its first confirmed case of the flu this season.

Health Department officials say the case is in a Marshall County resident in the 70-79 age group. The person was hospitalized.

State Health and Medical Services Director Colleen Winter says people who haven’t been vaccinated yet should get a flu shot.

The 2014-15 flu season was one of the deadliest in South Dakota history, with nearly 800 hospitalizations and 63 deaths.